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The Daily Show Podcast without Jon Stewart

"The Daily Show Podcast Without Jon Stewart" takes you behind-the-scenes with the writers, producers, and correspondents who make the show. Everyone but Jon, really. New episodes every other week.

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Episode 11: Meet Trevor Noah

New contributor Trevor Noah joins executive producer Steve Bodow and writer Jo Miller for a conversation about Trevor's comedy roots in South Africa, the international perspective he brings to The Daily Show and his friend back home named after one of history's most brutal dictators. 

30mins

30 Jan 2015

Rank #1

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Episode 14: Tales of Rejection

Correspondent Hasan Minhaj and writer Delaney Yeager discuss an experience familiar to anyone involved in comedy: rejection. Writers Matt Koff and Owen Parsons chat about taking risks in their scripts. Plus! Conan O'Brien's message for Jon.

20mins

1 Apr 2015

Rank #2

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Episode 15: Interview Prep-isode

Correspondent Aasif Mandvi is joined by senior researcher Adam Chodikoff, writer Daniel Radosh and Hillary Kun, co-executive producer and guest booker. How do Chodikoff and Radosh help Jon prepare for big-named interviews? What's been Hillary's biggest booking triumph? And finally, does Jon actually read the books?

22mins

17 Apr 2015

Rank #3

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Episode 13: Farewell, Jason Jones

Correspondent Jason Jones bids farewell to The Daily Show with the help of head writer Elliott Kalan, executive producer Tim Greenberg and field producer Brennan Shroff.

27mins

13 Mar 2015

Rank #4

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Episode 12: Bassem Youssef: Egypt's Jon Stewart

Bassem Youssef joins executive producer Steve Bodow and senior producer Sara Taksler for a conversation about how The Daily Show inspired Bassem to create Al-Bernameg, his massively popular (and now banned) Egyptian news satire program. Sara discusses her soon-to-be-released documentary, Tickling Giants, which chronicles how Bassem and his staff risked their safety every day to tell jokes.

26mins

20 Feb 2015

Rank #5

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Episode 09: Jordan Klepper & Zhubin Parang

Correspondent Jordan Klepper and writer Zhubin Parang take a look back at 2014 -- the harrowing news stories that tested their comedic chops and the movies that provided respite. Zhubin talks about his transition from being a lawyer to writing comedy, then cross-examines Jordan, a former national mock trial champion. 

24mins

30 Dec 2014

Rank #6

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Episode 10: Live at the NYC Podfest

Correspondents Jessica Williams and Hasan Minhaj join executive producer Adam Lowitt and supervising producer Stu Miller on stage in front of a sold-out crowd at the NYC Podfest! 

40mins

14 Jan 2015

Rank #7

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Episode 08: Samantha Bee, Chad Carter & Nate Witmer

Correspondent Samantha Bee, field producer Chad Carter, and researcher/ segment producer Nate Witmer discuss their recent field piece about breast cancer awareness and the fracking industry. Nate relates his experience in the army to his job at the show. Sam "answers" your Twitter questions. Plus, the latest #mydailyshowtheme winner revealed! 

22mins

11 Dec 2014

Rank #8

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Episode 07: Pizza

Correspondent Jason Jones and producers Ian Berger and Ramin Hedayati talk about what drives the show to celebrate pizza with such passion and what makes an ideal New York slice. Senior Pizza Correspondent Jessie Kanevsky leads us deep into Brooklyn to sample her favorite slice.

19mins

19 Nov 2014

Rank #9

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Episode 06: Live in Austin, TX

The Best F#@king News Team Ever joins head writer Elliott Kalan on stage in front of a roaring capacity crowd at The North Door in Austin, Texas! 

43mins

28 Oct 2014

Rank #10